Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc coming west in early 2014
posted on 07.06.13 at 07:14 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Spike Chunsoft adventure game headed for western PS Vitas.

Danganronpa 1&2 Reload is coming to North America and Europe.

Well, half of it, at least.

At Anime Expo in Los Angeles, NIS America announced Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, a “revised and revamped edition” of the original Danganronpa launched in 2010, for release in early 2014. It does not appear to include Danganronpa 2, like the upcoming Japanese release.

You’ll play as Makoto Naegi, a desperately average teenager who somehow finds himself accepted into Hope’s Peak Academy, a prestigious high school normally reserved for the country’s “ultimate” students.” But when he and his classmates find themselves fighting for their lives after an evil mastermind takes them all prisoner, it’s up to him to unmask the villain.

Find a full story description and list of features below.

Story
Hope’s Peak Academy is home to Japan’s best and brightest high school students—the beacons of hope for the future. But that hope suddenly dies when Makoto Naegi and his classmates find themselves imprisoned in the school, cut off from the outside world and subject to the whims of a strange, murderous little bear named Monokuma. He pits the students against each other, promising freedom to anyone who can murder a fellow classmate and get away with it. It’s up to you to find out who Monokuma really is, and why you’ve been taken from the world you once knew. But be careful what you wish for—sometimes there’s nothing more deadly than the truth…

Key Features

  • Daily Life, Deadly Life: Trapped in a school-turned-prison, students are murdering each other one by one. You’ll have to investigate each incident, search for clues, and talk to your classmates to try and get to the bottom of each brutal case!
  • Mock Trial: The nefarious Monokuma serves as judge, jury, and executioner as you engage in deadly wordplay, going back and forth with suspects, dissecting their statements and firing their words back at them to expose their lies!
  • Popularity Contest: Sway classmates to your side in each investigation, squeezing information from them to figure out who did it. And when you do, turn up the heat in a variety of timing and reflex-based game systems to uncover the truth and save your skin!

Visit the game’s official website here.